Please check out the new WECF website on!

Stay here to browse our website archive (2004-2019).

WECF Deutschland

WECF France

WECF Nederland




WECF Signs Letter to EU Commissioner for Ban of Two Cancer-Inducing Pesticides

World Health Organization warns Glyphosate and Malathion can potentially cause cancer

07.04.2015 |

WHO’s cancer agency IARC has declared the pesticides Glyplosate and Malathion a “probable human carcinogen”. The IARC reached its decision recently based on the view of 17 experts from 11 countries, who met in Lyon, France, to assess the carcinogenicity of 5 organophosphate pesticides. Based on this assessment, PAN Europe argues in a letter to EU health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis that Glyphosate and Malathion should be taken off the market as a precautionary measure to protect workers, consumers, bystanders and residents against the risks of these chemicals. WECF welcomes this initiative, so we signed the letter as well.

Related News

Getting to the Future We Want
4-7 November, Brussels: European Environmental Bureau’s (EEB) Annual Conference

Human Biomonitoring for Europe
Vienna, 26 September: stakeholder forum

A life without plastic, wouldn't it be fantastic?!
Interview with Charlotte Schueler of @PlastikfreiLeben, who lives a zerowaste life in Munich, Germany and shares her experiences to her 25.2 thousand followers on instagram & 37.2 thousand followers on facebook

Calling for periods free from plastic & hazardous chemicals
Letter to Frédérique Ries, MEP, European Parliament on behalf of the #BreakFreeFromPlastics movement